Monday, April 10, 2017

It's all good: Marketing slogan gone awry

Dead bat found in Florida salad.  (USA Today, 4/9/2017)
But otherwise, it's still all good. Fresh Express issued a recall for the lot of its Organic Marketside Spring Mix, with a production code of G089B19 that had a best-if-used-by date of April 14. In a statement, the company said it worked quickly and closely with Walmart officials to remove the entire batch from store shelves and offered a full refund to anyone who bought one. The company said the problem only affected the one line of its products.

The battle of the Batmans 

The original 'theme song' version, recorded by film and TV music composer Neil Hefti, debuted at #86 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending February 12, 1966.  It spent 8 weeks on the chart, peaking at #35.  It was Neil's only Hot 100 appeararnce.

And the winner is.....

The Marketts' version debuted at #85 for the week ending February 5, 1966.  It spent 9 weeks on the chart and peaked at #17 for 2 weeks.  The band reached #3 with "Out of Limits" in early 1964.

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